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‘A Great National Work’ – Charting the Changing Attitudes to the Census in Our Newspapers in the Nineteenth Century

With the next census fast approaching in England and Wales, we thought we’d delve into the history of the census, and the changing attitudes towards it from its inception in 1801 and throughout the nineteenth century. From initial fears and suspicions, to feelings of pride and honour, our newspapers chart the evolving attitudes to the modern British census, and how it was depicted in popular culture, in poetry, illustrations and even on the stage. So read on to discover more

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have been as busy as ever adding new pages and new titles to our collection. In all 106,730 brand new pages have joined us, as we welcome a bumper crop of ten brand new titles from across the British Isles and Ireland – including what might very well be Wales’s first ever newspaper, and the beginnings of a famous national newspaper. Read on to discover more about this week’s exciting new additions! Register now and explore the Archive

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added a bumper crop of 165,856 brand new pages to The Archive. We are delighted to welcome a brand new Irish title to our collection – the Carlow Sentinel – as well as adding thousands of brand new pages to our existing publications from England, Wales and Ireland. Register now and explore the Archive The Carlow Sentinel was established by Henry Malcomson in Tullow Street, Carlow, appearing every week on a Saturday. Meanwhile, we have published nearly

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we are delighted to welcome 71,598 additional pages to The Archive, as well as five brand new titles. Two of these titles, the Wakefield Express and the South Notts Echo, originate in England, while the the other three, the Leinster Reporter, the Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald, and the Times of India are spread out across Ireland, Wales and India respectively. Register now and explore the Archive The Wakefield Express augments last week’s influx of Yorkshire titles. First published in 1852, this weekly broadsheet published from Wakefield in West Yorkshire, carrying everything from advertisements and local news to literary extracts. In 1952, one hundred

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Welsh newspapers

Cardiganshire

Exploring Welsh newspapers Here on The British Newspaper Archive, we hold 71 Welsh newspapers. With an ever-growing collection, it is useful to periodically check our titles page to see what has been added. To assist in this, you can narrow your newspaper title search by country, allowing you to quickly see what papers are available for a given country: This nifty feature allows you to narrow your search to just the historic newspapers from Wales (or Ireland, Scotland, or England). This

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Occupations: 19th century coal miners

Derbyshire Miners Coal-getting at the Bolsover Face. Drawn by D Macpherson

    In the month of August, we have looked at occupations and employment through the newspapers.  To finish our theme this month, we are taking a closer look at coal miners, specifically in the 19th century.  An initial search for miners reveals explosions, accidents, and strikes in the vast amount of mines operating across Great Britain.  We will look at these topics in closer detail. The first coal mine was sunk in Scotland, under the Firth of Forth in

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